Drinking Vintage Wine One Glass at a Time

Coravin Corkscrew System

A new corkscrew from Coravin allows wine aficionados to drink vintage bottles of wine, just one glass at a time. The technology works on the premise that when pulling a cork from the bottle to pour wine, the wine is exposed to air and oxidation begins. The Coravin Wine Access System leaves the cork in … Read more Drinking Vintage Wine One Glass at a Time

Burgundy & Bordeaux Buoyed by Sales to Asia

Acker Merrall & Condit auction house has reported over 35% of winning bids on its recent auctions were from Asia based buyers; from collectors in China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Japan and Singapore. Fifty-eight new world records were set, led by Burgundy’s 27 lots from 14 different producers, showing its broad demand. During an auction … Read more Burgundy & Bordeaux Buoyed by Sales to Asia

Acker Merrall Wine Auction in Chicago Takes $3.55 million

An Acker Merrall wine auction on 22nd October 2011 in Chicago took over $3.55 million. The sale of vintage and more modern wines at the Trump International Hotel saw highlights such as a 1985 Krug, a 1976 Dr. Thanisch Riesling Trockenbeerenauslese from Bernkasteler and a 1862 Terrantez. Top sales were as follows: 3 magnums 2002 … Read more Acker Merrall Wine Auction in Chicago Takes $3.55 million

Record Breaking Bottle of Veuve Clicquot Auctioned for $43,630

A bottle of Veuve Clicquot recovered from a shipwreck off the coast of Finland has sold at auction for a world record of $43,630. 145 bottles were salvaged from the Åland Islands of Finland, which separate the Gulf of Bothnia from the Baltic Sea. Bottles of Heidseick, Veuve Clicquot and Juglar – believed to be … Read more Record Breaking Bottle of Veuve Clicquot Auctioned for $43,630

Paso Robles, A Wine and Food Lovers’ Destination

I have been visiting Paso Robles wine country for over 10 years now. Located halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, and just 20 miles east of the Pacific Ocean, Paso Robles is the largest American Viticultural Area (AVA) in California covering 26,000 vineyard acres and housing 200+ wineries. There is an artisan food culture … Read more Paso Robles, A Wine and Food Lovers’ Destination

Wine Reviews: 2009 Cuvaison S Block Chardonnay & 2008 Pisoni Pinot Noir ‘Miura’

Leah Ann Roberts is a sommelier based in Orange County, California. She is the owner of Domaine Vino, complete wine cellar management company. Here, she recommends two wines for readers of The Global Herald: 2009 Cuvaison S Block Chardonnay Carneros, California $38.00 USD This wine is a gorgeous honey gold color. It has swirling aromas of … Read more Wine Reviews: 2009 Cuvaison S Block Chardonnay & 2008 Pisoni Pinot Noir ‘Miura’

Royal Wedding 2011: Pol Roger NV Brut Réserve Champagne Served at Reception

Pol Roger NV Brut Réserve Champagne was the tipple of choice for the wedding reception of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at Buckingham Palace on 29th April 2011. Patrice Noyelle, Président du Directoire, commented on the honour: “It has been quite difficult to maintain secrecy since we were first advised by the Royal Household … Read more Royal Wedding 2011: Pol Roger NV Brut Réserve Champagne Served at Reception

Wine: New Wine Pouch for Camping and Trekking

Clif Family Winery in California have released an ultra-light, shatterproof and flexible pouch for wine. The “Climber Pouch” holds the equivalent of two 750 ml bottles and has a resealable, one-way plastic spout which keeps opened wine fresh for up to a month in the fridge. Winemakers Sarah Gott and Bruce Regalia oversee the production … Read more Wine: New Wine Pouch for Camping and Trekking

Wine Reviews: 2009 Ata Rangi Lismore Pinot Gris & 2008 L’Aventure “Côte à Côte”

Leah Ann Roberts is a sommelier based in Orange County, California. She is the owner of Domaine Vino, complete wine cellar management company. Here, she recommends two wines for readers of The Global Herald: White 2009 Ata Rangi Lismore Pinot Gris North Island, Martinborough, New Zealand $31.00 USD This wine has a pale straw color … Read more Wine Reviews: 2009 Ata Rangi Lismore Pinot Gris & 2008 L’Aventure “Côte à Côte”

Vision of Italy: Rare Italian Wines in London

Thousands of wineries are producing wine in Italy. Few of them are directly imported in UK, as the number of importers and distributors is by far smaller. That’s why Vision of Italy, an event presenting top quality wine and food products from Italy at Prism Brasserie in London, on  March, 30th, is set to be so … Read more Vision of Italy: Rare Italian Wines in London

Italian Pride vs French Grandeur – in wine, too!

No more wooden spoon for Italy! After the first winning rugby match versus France, people now know that Italy has a good rugby team. What about Italian wine? Do wine lovers in the world know that Italy offers a wonder- team of really great wines, able to compete with the best in the world, and … Read more Italian Pride vs French Grandeur – in wine, too!

Grappa, Spirit of Italy

“Grappa is an exclusive drink. Of every thousand bottles of spirituous liquors produced around the world, only one is a Grappa” “Grappa is Italian culture and history in liquid form” (Ove Boudin, Grappa Italy Bottled, Pianoforte Publishing) Grappa is a spirit made from grape skins, “vinaccia” is the Italian word, distilled to extract alcohol and … Read more Grappa, Spirit of Italy

Wine: Australian Governor General’s Wines to be made Available at Auction

A selection of the Australian Governor-General’s wines will be available at auction after a leading oenologist advised Government House that some bottles from the state cellar needed drinking. Ms Quentin Bryce AC, the Queen’s representative in Australia, will donate 100 bottles of Penfolds Grange Hermitage, including every vintage between 1985 and 1990, and the 1992 … Read more Wine: Australian Governor General’s Wines to be made Available at Auction

Fosters to Dump Wine Assets as Earnings Drop 12%

Fosters Group Ltd, Australias largest brewer, announced today that it will divest its interests in wine, and will spin off the worlds second largest wine business after it’s first half earning dropped 12%. Fosters will attempt to revive beer earnings after the proposal is complete. The arrangement will see shareholders receive 1 share of the … Read more Fosters to Dump Wine Assets as Earnings Drop 12%

Adelaide Hills Vineyards Growing Season Update

  I was driving through the hills today taking a peek at many vineyards. South Australia has experienced its wettest September & October on record. This will consequently prove bitter sweet for many growers as the season progresses. Around this time of year, the vines are approaching full canopy, as can be seen in the … Read more Adelaide Hills Vineyards Growing Season Update